Somehow this year I had dreams of sitting in front of my tree and sipping cocoa with my little family. Instead I mostly find myself running around after Hunter crying ‘PLEASE don’t break that oranment!’ and moving to the floor of the house without a tree….. Ah well, just because things aren’t as envisioned doesn’t mean they are bad, just different. Instead of trying to sit quietly we went to Van Dusen Gardens where Hunter could run around and I could sip spiced apple cider and admire the lights.
On the knitting front I’ve mostly been working on some new designs and I’ve finished my Christmas exchange knitting, but neglected to take photographs of some of them before I sent them off (failure). The only piece I’ve got a picture of is my Puerperium for Mad Dog. It’s a priceless electric pink (Tosh DK in colourway Poprocks) and it’s going to have some baby appropriate skull and crossbone buttons. I love this pattern but it’s really oddly written. There are charts where there should be brackets (this might not make sense but if you saw the pattern you would know what I mean). I’ve knit it twice now and I can definitely see knitting it up a few more times in my future! I know it looks a little dress-like. I was knitting away thinking ‘Mad Dog is a little long for her age….’ and when I looked up I had knit a bit of a dress but I think it will look adorable over leggings so I’m just going to add some short sleeves and it’ll be done!